Fortress in Al-Quseir

Ottoman Fortress

Much of the original exterior wall of this small fortress remains intact, although it was modified several times by the French, as well as the British, who permanently altered the fortress by firing some 6000 cannon…
Mosque in Al-Quseir

Faran Mosque

The Faran Mosque's minaret was built in 1704.
Dive Site in Al-Quseir

El Kaf

An easy plunge 10km south of Al-Quseir that appeals to divers of all skill levels, El Kaf is a canyon pitted with small caves and passages, and accented by massive coral boulders and sandy ravines. Depth: 18m to 25m…
Dive Site in Al-Quseir

El Qadim

Located 7km north of Al-Quseir in a small bay abutted by the Mövenpick Resort, this dive site boasts a complex network of interconnecting caves and canyons. Depth: 5m to 30m. Rating: intermediate. Access from the sh…
Historic Building in Al-Quseir


Just behind the old police station is the fortress-like facade of the granary. It dates to the early 19th century and was used to store wheat before being shipped to Mecca.
Shrine in Al-Quseir

Shrine of Abdel Ghaffaar al-Yemeni

Just across from Al-Quseir's fortress is the 19th-century shrine of a Yemeni sheikh Abdel Ghaffaar al-Yemeni, which is marked by an old gravestone in a niche in the wall.
Historic Building in Al-Quseir

Old Police Station

Originally an Ottoman diwan (council chamber), the once grand old police station on Al-Quseir's waterfront is now a picturesque but dilapidated shell.